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Blackpool stands to miss out investment dollars

2 February 2007

BLACKPOOL, England – (PRESS RELEASE) --Blackpool stands to miss out on up to £700m worth of investment following the failure of its supercasino bid.

The shocking figure represents the full cost to the resort if Manchester wins the UK's first regional casino licence.

As well as ruining plans for a £450m supercasino, conference centre and 650-bedroom hotel, other developments including more shops, an extension to the airport terminal and an upgraded train station all look set to stall.

The news comes as a leading MP today came out and backed The Gazette's campaign to reverse the recommendation of the Casino Advisory Panel (CAP).

…He has joined the Fylde coast's four MPs, Blackpool Council and an army of Gazette readers who have signed up to The Gazette's campaign in calling for the decision of the CAP to be looked at again ahead of the key Commons vote later this month.

The council is now formulating its battle plan in a final desperate push to prove the resort is the best location to site the Las Vegas-style gambling mecca…"

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